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Randolph Early College High School Newsletter

Week of December 14, 2020

Students were emailed a detailed exam schedule on Friday. Students, please take a look at that email to know your exam locations.

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Let's Talk Exams!


High School Information:

All classes will have an exam that counts 25% of the overall grade.



End-of-Course Tests

Students in Math I, Biology, English II and Math III will participate in an End-of-Course exam (EOCs). EOCs will be given during the week of December 14th-18th. We will follow an alternate schedule this week, as we will test on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Friday (12/18) will be a make-up exam day. We will test based upon subject. Please see the schedule below.


All remote students in Math I, Biology, English II and Math III must report to RECHS in-person for their End-of-Course exams. Remote students will report to school based upon their assigned day in the email they received from Mrs. Grosch. All remote students received a call/email allowing them to request transportation and/or lunch for the EOC exam week.


Students who DO NOT have EOCs will be on remote learning during the December 14-18th exam week and will not report to RECHS.

Check-Out Procedures


Students are allowed to leave when their testing session is complete. A testing session is complete when every student in that room has finished testing.

A student can check out in the following ways…


  1. If they bring a note the morning of, they can turn that note into Ms. Scott. Once their testing session is complete, that student is allowed to leave. The student will need to see Ms. Scott before he/she leaves so she can sign them out. If we have the note, a parent is not required to come in and sign out the student. This is the preferred method!

  2. If we do not have a note: A parent (or someone on the checkout list) will need to come to the office doors to sign out the student.


While we cannot guarantee when students will be finished, we do have maximum times of the tests. Some students might be finished prior to these times. Students will be allowed to call parents if their testing session is completed earlier than the times indicated below.


Parents can plan to pick up around these times below:

  • Biology has a maximum of 180 minutes. Students will be finished by 12:00 pm.


  • English II, Math I and Math III have a maximum time of 240 minutes. These students should be finished by 1:30 pm.

COVID-19 Morning Screener

Everyone who comes for testing must pass the COVID screener to enter the building.

College Textbook Return

Please begin bringing your books by RECHS beginning Monday, December 7th. The red cart will be in the front office lobby. ALL BOOKS NEED TO BE RETURNED BEFORE DECEMBER 18TH. You will not be able check-out books for second semester until your books have been returned.

Give Thanks by Giving Back: RECHS Food Pantry Drive

The RECHS food pantry was established to assist Ravens and their families. Help us fill the shelves by donating non-perishable items throughout semester.


WHAT: RECHS Food Pantry Drive

WHEN: Now until December 18, 2020

WHERE: VT Building


Collection boxes will be located at the student entrances on the bus and car-rider sides of the VT Building.

SENIORS: IT'S TIME FOR CAPS and GOWNS

Seniors, please use the link below to register with Southern Recognition. Caps and gowns are $55 (this includes the cap, gown, tassle, and stole).


PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR CAP AND GOWN BY DECEMBER 15TH. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MEET THIS DEADLINE, PLEASE SEE MRS. BLACKMON OR MRS. GROSCH IMMEDIATELY!


SOUTHERN RECOGNITION WEBSITE LINK

https://www.southernrecognition.com/


Some key notes for seniors from Southern Recognition, Inc.


  • Caps & gowns are delivered to RECHS (not shipped home) in the early spring before your cap and gown pictures in April.
  • All other graduation products will be manufactured, packaged, and drop-shipped directly to the student's or parents' home (multiple shipments may occur depending upon the manufacturing timeline for graduation products).
  • All orders and shipping statuses can be reviewed and tracked through MY ACCOUNT on www.SouthernRecognition.com
  • CONTACT US: Support@SouthernRecognition.com if any questions or concerns arise in the ordering or delivery processes for the Class of 2021.

RECHS Yearbooks on Sale NOW!

You can order your 2020-2021 yearbook now for $45. Please use this link to order.

Parents and College Grades

Parents, we invite you to reach out to Mr. Ferguson (dferguson@randolph.k12.nc.us), our RCC Liaison, at any time with questions or concerns about your child's academic performance in a college class. Please remember, our high school students are treated as college students regarding their RCC courses; therefore, college instructors will only speak directly to the student. Additionally, Mr. Ferguson addresses any alerts/concerns he receives from instructors with our students. We encourage you to have conversations with your student. Please have students show you their Moodle (college courses), Canvas (high school courses) and PowerSchool. You can access Parent Portal for PowerSchool and you can become an observer in Canvas as well. Please be aware when a student is withdrawn from a college class, he/she receives a failure on the high school transcript.

FERPA Release Form


The FERPA Form can be found at the following web address: https://etcentral.primary.randolph.edu/#/form/55 .


It must be noted that parents will need to fill out the FERPA form by clicking the "Azure AD" button (pictured).


Parents will then log in with their child's RCC username and password.


Once this form has been processed, parents will be able to request any information from their child's records at the registrar's office (full transcript included). Mr. Ferguson will also be able to include the parent's email address when he sends out a student's alert.


This form must be filled out each academic year to retain access. Additionally, once approved, the parent will be able to login and see their child's information without asking their child for it on Self-Service.

Attendance

Students and parents, please remember we are taking attendance each day. Even all remote students, need to check-in with their teachers and complete their work daily. Students who are only in college courses, still need to complete attendance with Ms. Blackmon each day. It is imperative that every single student communicates with their high school teachers each day.

School Fees

9th Grade-----$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

10th Grade---$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

11th Grade---$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

12th Grade---$42.00 (Instructional and graduation)


Fees go to providing educational opportunities for students both in person and remote, such as subscriptions, lab materials, supplemental books, etc. Remote students can mail these in if they wish. If mailed, please make to the attention of Christy Cross.

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